Niall Aslam from 'Love Island' opens up about his shocking exit from show
Aslam has finally addressed the issue and come forward with a brave statement explaining the reason behind his shocking exit was him suffering from Asperger syndrome
'Love Island' fans were left shocked and stunned after the exit of star Niall Aslam. But answers to why he left the show have finally surfaced the internet as Aslam decided to thank the 'Love Island' bosses for showing immense support and understanding, in a rather heartfelt statement.
Within just weeks of the fourth season taking off, the student decided to exit the villa with ITV announcing nothing other than the reason behind the decision were "personal reasons." As expected, the news managed to set off quite the shocking waves through fans and followers of the ITV2 show right away, but despite that, the network and Aslam chose to stay silent on the topic.
That is, until now. Aslam has finally addressed the issue and come forward with a brave statement explaining the reason behind his shocking exit was him suffering from Asperger syndrome.
He took to his Instagram and expressed in a detailed post all of his gratitude to the broadcaster, as well as the show. He wrote, "I would just like to thank the team at ITV for always backing me and giving me the opportunity to rid my myself of my insecurities and embrace the fact that I am different yet I am still a rainbow fish. I can't explain how grateful I am for the support from the whole team over this period."
He also shared, "Right, so here it goes...for this post I am putting my laying it on thick brush down and hoping to hit the nation with a love potion.
"For far too long I have suffered in silence and not acknowledged a massive fact about my life which going into the villa has led me to finally realize and accept. When I was a young child I was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome, a fact that until this post has never shared outside of my close family. Growing up was extremely difficult for me and I often felt out of place. I always felt that people didn't understand me, yet I was afraid to reveal my true scales as I did not want the label or stigma that was attached to it.
Expressing the importance of speaking out, the TV star continued to comment, "But now I think it is important that I come forward, not only so that I can finally be honest with myself and to those around me, but also so that other individuals in my position can embrace their true colors. It's not been an easy ride for me to come to terms with this fact but I am glad that I can now accept who I am and am looking forward to my next chapter."
As per recent updates from his social media, Aslam is being looked after by his kind, supportive mother. He shared a photo of the two together just hours after coming out about his Asperger's diagnosis. The post shows him and his mother standing in their garden in Coventry, both of them sporting England football shirts for the nation's then-upcoming World Cup match against Belgium.
"Let’s all back the lads tonight as much as my Mum backs me ☀️⚽️ #rainbowlions #iLovethisgameeee ," he captioned the photo.